Xavier defeated Charlotte, 3-1, in the first round of the 2009 A-10 Championship
11-15-09 Senior Day
Xavier swept Rhode Island, 3-0
Photos by Doug Cochran
Photos by Greg Rust
Deaton on Kaminsky: "She's turning into a dominant player. We've asked her to play middle, libero, left side and I think she'd done everything but set. This year we are going to put her on the outside and keep her there. She passes, she plays defense and she hits all the sets that we have."
2008 ... saw action in all but one set for the Musketeers in her third season, starting in 30 of 31 matches played ... was third on the team in kills (263) and fourth in digs with 229 ... recorded four double-doubles including a 17 kill, 12 dig effort on Oct. 3 at Charlotte ... tallied a season-high 18 kills versus Temple on Oct. 11 and a season-high 17 digs versus Rhode Island on Oct. 18 ... earned a spot on the A-10 Academic All-Conference team and additionally was voted onto the CoSida Academic All-District team for District IV ... was named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll following both the fall and spring semesters.
2007 ... played in all 35 of Xavier's maches in 2007 and saw action in 121 games during the season ... put together five double-doubles over the course of the year including versus Cleveland State on Aug. 25 where she set her career-high in kills (20K/14D) and versus No. 14 Cal Poly on Sept. 14 when she set a new career-high in digs (14K/27D) ... tied her career-high in solo blocks (1) versus Bradley on Aug. 24 ... had a season-high three services aces at Toledo on Aug. 24 ... was second on the team in digs (384) and was tied for third on the team in games played (121) ... was named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll following both the fall and spring semesters.
High School ... four-year starter for head coach Steve Shondell at Burris... helped lead the Owls to four straight state titles and a 144-16 overall record over four seasons ... was the East Central Volleyball Player of the Year, a 2005-06 member of the ICGSA Academic All-State team and named to the All-American team by Prepvolleyball.com ... was also a track standout for Burris, earning the individual titles in the 100, 200 and long jump and helped her team to three conference titles.
Personal ... an English major with a minor in business ... volunteered at the RCA Tennis Championships and the Very Special Prom ... daughter of Lenny and Mary Kaminsky ... her mother swam at Illinois ... born November 7, 1987 in Muncie, Ind.